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Asymmetric Linkages between BRICS Stock Returns and Country Risk Ratings: Evidence from Dynamic Panel Threshold Models
Review of International Economics (2016)
  • Walid Mensi
  • Shawkat Hammoudeh
  • Duc Khuong Nguyen
  • Seong-Min Yoon
Abstract
This study investigates the asymmetric linkages between the five BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries’ stock markets and three country risk ratings (financial, economic and political risk) in the presence of major global economic and financial factors. Using the dynamic panel threshold models, we find evidence of asymmetry in most cases. However, the significance and the signs of the effects of these risk ratings on the BRICS market returns differ across the lower and upper regimes. Furthermore, improvements in the global stock, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and gold markets enhance the BRICS stock market performance. Increases in implied volatility indices lead to drops in the BRICS markets.
Publication Date
Winter February, 2016
Citation Information
Walid Mensi, Shawkat Hammoudeh, Duc Khuong Nguyen and Seong-Min Yoon. "Asymmetric Linkages between BRICS Stock Returns and Country Risk Ratings: Evidence from Dynamic Panel Threshold Models" Review of International Economics (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/duckhuong_nguyen/25/